Regional Advisory Committees

The Charge of the ACC Regional Advisory Committees

According to Austin Community College Board of Trustees’ policy establishing Regional Advisory Committees, the purpose of these committees is “to strengthen the link between the College District and the community, and to enhance and provide community input for College District programs and services offered in the northern, southern, and central regions of the College District's service area”

Per that charge, the Board and administration seek input from these committees in the following six categories:

  1. Identification of programs aligned with workforce needs of major employers and other public entities in the service area.
  2. Programmatic alignment in each region, so that students can truly get all they need to complete their degrees in their home region.
  3. Student-services needs related to the move to a regional structure.
  4. Existing facilities needs and challenges.
  5. The major future capital needs of each region as the college grows with the community.
  6. Barriers outside ACC’s control: Transportation, affordability, etc.
Appointed By Central North South
Gigi Edwards Bryant Dr. Albert Hawkins Dr. Jeff Freels Gaby Fuentes
Dana Walker Kwee Lan Teo Ignacio Baquero Corrine Wong
Nora Comstock Hermelinda Zamarripa Dr. Omar Lopez Martha Cotera
Manuel Gonzalez Liesl Nydegger Holly Browning Stefanie Quimby
Stephanie Gharakhanian Mateo Clarke Tiffany King Bradley Cynthia Wilcox
Sean Hassan Pooja Sethi Mohammed I. Ali Jeremy Hendricks
Nan McRaven Joene Grissom Ted Siff Mary Ann Spracher
Barbara Mink David Glass Dr. Anthony Watson Dr. Kelly Crook
Julie Nitsch Danielle Skidmore Mina Davis Rich DePalma
Dr. Richard Rhodes John-Michael Cortez (Co-Chair) Bobby Jenkins (Co-Chair) Tam Hawkins (Co-Chair)
Dr. Richard Rhodes Kathleen Chen Shaun Cranston Scott Sellers